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University of Virginia stonewalls conservative club for restricting membership to conservatives
The Hill ^ | December 18, 2017 | Bradford Richardson

Posted on 12/18/2017 11:56:44 AM PST by jazusamo

The University of Virginia says it will not recognize a conservative club because the organization limits its membership to those who affirm conservative principles.

In a letter on Friday, lawyers for Young America’s Foundation said the university’s policy is both “unconstitutional” and a violation of Virginia state law.

“A pro-choice club may deny leadership positions to pro-life students, and a gun control group may determine that it does not wish to extend membership to NRA members,” Casey Mattox, senior counsel at the Alliance Defending Freedom, wrote in the letter. “Yet, by the terms of this policy — and its application here — religious and political student groups are specifically barred from instituting requirements for leadership and voting membership based on the beliefs their organizations seek to promote.”

It’s just the latest dispute pitting colleges and universities against religious and political student clubs that restrict membership or leadership positions to those who support their mission.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: adf; conservativeclub; firstamendment; leftismoncampus; uav; uva; virginia; yaf; youngamericasfound
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1 posted on 12/18/2017 11:56:44 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

every single one of them should apply to also join the local liberals clubs


2 posted on 12/18/2017 11:57:52 AM PST by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: jazusamo

I suppose that’s why it’s not called The Whatever Club.


3 posted on 12/18/2017 11:58:59 AM PST by chris37 (Take a week off racist >;-)
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To: Mr. K

Yep...But of course that wouldn’t support the agenda of the liberal propagandists.


4 posted on 12/18/2017 12:02:23 PM PST by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Thanks jazusamo. By the time they get done suing the university, none of the crap-heads involved with the illegal ban should be employed there. Oh, and the club should have a nice fat endowment financed by the settlement.

5 posted on 12/18/2017 12:02:56 PM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: jazusamo

Form up, organize, and meet anyway.


6 posted on 12/18/2017 12:03:36 PM PST by mrmeyer (You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him. Robert Heinlein)
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To: jazusamo

Schools are at the forefront of the war on the First Amendment.


7 posted on 12/18/2017 12:07:54 PM PST by Architect of Avalon
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To: SunkenCiv

Amen! That’s exactly what should happen.


8 posted on 12/18/2017 12:08:06 PM PST by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

bump


9 posted on 12/18/2017 12:10:22 PM PST by Albion Wilde (I was not elected to continue a failed system. I was elected to change it. --Donald J. Trump)
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10 posted on 12/18/2017 12:11:13 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: jazusamo

Tiki Barber ought to get involved. At one time, he was pretty darn conservative!


11 posted on 12/18/2017 12:16:23 PM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: jazusamo

[stonewalls]

They didn’t jacksons?

Not even 5?


12 posted on 12/18/2017 12:17:48 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: jazusamo

I somewhat go by the Groucho Marx theory that I wouldn’t really want to join a club that would accept me as a member.

Until the Muslims, Blacks, American Indians clubs etc, are properly integrated this ruling has no standing.

UVA should follow the Congressional rule of thumb that one HAS to be a BLACK DEMOCRAT/LIBERAL to join the Black caucus...

In their defense(HA HA) they do not allow discrimination when it comes to toilets do they?
Can ‘guys’ who declare they are girls going to be allowed to room with girls who claim to be girls or will they be restricted to girls who claim to be guys?

This whole fiasco is starting to sound like a ‘Whos on first routine’.....


13 posted on 12/18/2017 12:19:02 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98)""In todays world:::WE, THE USofA are Rudyard Kiplings 'Tommy'")
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To: jazusamo

Too bad the few straight-shooting lawyers are tied up right now saving our Constitutional form of gov’t and all our asses from despotism (Judicial Watch).


14 posted on 12/18/2017 12:26:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: xrmusn

Well said, and fiasco is the right word for the whole mess.


15 posted on 12/18/2017 12:26:22 PM PST by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

Time to sue these lefty aholes.


16 posted on 12/18/2017 12:29:44 PM PST by beergarden
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To: jazusamo

The wanna make sure the hecklers and disrupters can show up and ruin all the meetings.


17 posted on 12/18/2017 12:31:58 PM PST by con-surf-ative
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To: jazusamo

I propose the Drive-Your-Prius-in-the-Left-Lane-as-Slow-as-You-Can club! It’ll be a huge membership in Charlottesville.


18 posted on 12/18/2017 12:35:07 PM PST by gr8eman (Facts and evidence are bourgeois constructs weaponized by patriarchal penis-people)
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To: jazusamo

Hatred and bigotry pretending to uphold Constitutional principles it has nothing but contempt for on behalf of useful idiots it uses and disposes of like used kleenex.


19 posted on 12/18/2017 12:38:14 PM PST by spirited irish
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OK, ... so, ... they’d ban an intelligence club as well, if all were required to have an intelligence level higher than Forest Gump!


20 posted on 12/18/2017 12:40:23 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country)
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